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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:51 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:52 pm
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Location: Northampton
Ok, had to have a go at single speeding and I have to say I Love It. It is so relaxing to go for an hour or so blast after work. Its amazing how much ground you cover without realizing. I had been adding and swapping bits on this frame for some time, but have just been riding it as it is for the last 2 months.
Its not been on the scales since loosing the gears but I guess around 9kg or just over.
Will change the post to black when I can be bothered.
May even give it a new coat after the summer but for now i'm just enjoying riding.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:59 am 
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That looks lovely. No-nonsense goodness, and in white too. Mad skills!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:32 pm 
Old School Hero

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Front ring size is ???

Looks to big for off road


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:22 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: Leigh, Lancashire
Ooooh that's a painful looking gear you're pulling!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Location: Platsa, Messinias, Greece
Nice looking bike - it just needs a 32T chainring , some proper tyres and an EBB to make it perfect....... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:44 am 
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Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
Wow...that is a BIG gear there


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:44 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Poland
Looks like 48:18'ish to me. Anyway, good for city streets hack in that setup. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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I have a Fuji Track bike 48/15 can be a bit of a strain away from the lights ! but better than spinning like a crazed monkey !


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:06 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Northampton
Therapy spot on. 48:18 indeed. I did have a 48:16 which I could just about manage around the flat in town. However my office is 7.5miles out of town cross country with some really long climbs. I find this gear fine for a brisk pace without getting to work half dead.
Andy wanted to try EBB or Eno hub but costs didn't permit. I was given the spacers and just bought the doofer and chain. White hubs are on the Xmas list though. Which is better the hub or BB option. any views?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:24 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Location: Netherlands
I have an EBB on my Singular and that works a treat. I've heard they can be prone to creaks, but the Phil Wood that Singular use is silent even with the 180mm cranks. A set of ENO wheels is mucho dinero but looks the business in the typical White mirror polished finish

There's the "Tr!ckstuff Excentriker" that allows you to convert a regular BSA BB to EBB: Image

Picture with lot's of white space courtesy of Hollands' favourite internet Bikeshop, "Singlespeed Central" Jelle is tha man. http://www.singlespeed.nl/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35_68&products_id=216

Enjoy!!


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